Category Archives: kayak race

Guest blog: First-time racer on the Chattajack 31

This is a guest post by my friend and fellow paddler, John McCue, who completed the Chattajack 31 mile race this past Saturday on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga Tennessee.  I was hoping race it this year but was unable … Continue reading

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One of my favorite kayaking videos

From my race at the Wye Island Regatta, 2011.  My first win at that race and my first experimentation with “pop up video” style video editing.

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Odds and ends

I am not making any announcements, but my friendly UPS delivery man dropped off a new book from Amazon so I can now begin some “research.”  I’m looking forward to reading it and when I’m done I’ll post a review. … Continue reading

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A little leg work

Between paddling a 19.5 mile race last Saturday, 5 miles last evening to stay loose, and with an 8.5 mile race coming up this Saturday, I decided to work my lower body tonight and give my arms, chest and lats … Continue reading

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The “Little D on the Monocacy” race

Yesterday I paddled in my season-opening race on the Monocacy River up in Frederick Maryland and was blown away by what I discovered. Danny Sullivan, or “Little D,” was diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystropy a few years ago.  It is a terminal … Continue reading

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First real test of the new year

I got called out of the country on business this week and only managed to get in one workout in the hotel fitness center. So today was a test to see if I could snap back into the groove of … Continue reading

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Starting to review my year in paddling

The kayak races that immediately pop into my mind as the most memorable in 2016 were two completely new ones to me, and the James River Rundown 100-miler (I did the 40-mile version last year.) I enjoyed and amazing year … Continue reading

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